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EPIX Vitali Klitschko Conference Call Transcript


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NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2012) ? World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion VITALI KLITSCHKO (43-2, 40 KOs), of Kiev, Ukraine, defends his title against world-rated contender Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs), of London, England This Saturday! February 18, in Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. Klitschko vs. Chisora kicks off the first of three heavyweight title fights, which will be broadcast live to the U.S. on three consecutive Saturdays, exclusively on EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service. EpixHD.com will stream the fights live as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans. The EPIX live telecast and the EpixHD.com live stream will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT.

 

Travis Pomposello: I?d like to start off by just taking a look back in time for EPIX. March 19th, 2011, EPIX launched its boxing program, with Vitali Klitschko defending his title against No. 1 contender Odlanier Solis, which was a real honor and privilege for us in our inaugural fight.

 

That fight, of course, didn?t go the way anybody wanted it to, especially Solis, and it?s a year later and we have the privilege of being back on the air with Vitali Klitschko defending his heavyweight title against Dereck Chisora, which is the kickoff, to our trilogy of heavyweight championship fights on three consecutive weekends.

 

When we aired our original fight on March 19th; although that fight you know didn?t last much more than a round, we really got our answer about starting a boxing program on EPIX by having over 100,000 people log in to watch the live stream of that fight in the U.S. on EpixHD.com. Here we are, a year later, strong in the boxing business, with these three heavyweight championship fights and having Vitali back on our air, just about a year later; defending his title and an opponent that we think will be a quality fight this time round.

 

Tom Loeffler: We?re really excited over here, being in Germany. We just had the open workout today, where Vitali and Dereck Chisora were both in the ring. It was a great turnout. There were over 1,000 people at the Mercedes dealership, here in Munich. It?s one of their flagship locations. And we had a couple hundred tickets left before the open workout and now it?s completely sold out. The capacity at the Olympiahalle over here; it?s the old Olympic stadium in Munich. It?s 12,500 and it?s completely sold out as of today.

 

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